Maritime UAV demand bolstered by renewed global oceanic surveillance requirements
Piaggio's prototype Hammerhead MALE UAV at Farnborough Airshow. Photo: Richard de Silva
Demand for maritime unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is soaring as governments identify an enduring need to invest in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. This is a civilian and commercial requirement as much as a military one – the recent examples of missing Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 and the loss of the small UK sailing yacht Cheeki Rafiki present stark evidence of that.
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